Portfolio: Suzie Patrick

Suzie Patrick studied illustration at Westminster.

Suzie Patrick studied illustration at Westminster.

Where did you train, and what did you specialise in?

Illustration at the University of Westminster.  

What’s your favourite tool?

That’s tricky and I couldn’t name just one. Fineliner pens, ink, silkscreen stencils and 35mm film are all favourites. I also love tracing paper, as I like to do quick sketches and layer them up over each other to compose and generate ideas. 

What techniques do you use most?

Hands-on processes such as drawing are my starting point; qualities of these techniques are often visible in my final outcomes. I also love going out with my film camera, as I like that certain quality you get from scanning in a negative. 

What’s your favourite piece you’ve created?

My hand-drawn maps of London. I was relieved and proud after drawing all those tiny roads.

What materials do you work with?

Fineliner pens, ink, silk screen stencils, 35mm film. I love tracing paper, I like to do quick sketches and layer them up over each other to compose and generate ideas.

What, if any, computer packages do you use?

Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Where have you exhibited your work?

I exhibited as part of the Broadvision Project in 2011, at the Worthing Art Trail, CUTS at 54 Rivington Street and at Ambika P3 for the Westminster Illustration BA Degree Show 2012.

What inspires you?

I’m a very visual person; the little details of everyday life inspire me. 

Hand Drawn London consists of two maps of the city; this piece shows London today 

A still from Looping Gifs, a series of experimental videos

Cherry Blossom Letter Art came out of Suzie’s interest in decorative Victorian and Edwardian book type and a love for the plum blossom season in England

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